Mary And The Witch’s Flower

102 Minutes • PG

Showings

Lark Theater Sat, Apr 28 1:45 PM
Lark Theater Sun, Apr 29 3:15 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Event Movie
Release Year:2017
Rating:PG
Genre:Fantasy
Animation
Adventure
Original Langauge:Japanese
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Cast:Hana Sugisaki
Ryûnosuke Kamiki
Yûki Amami
Fumiyo Kohinata
Louis Ashbourne Serkis
Morwenna Banks
Ruby Barnhill
Ewen Bremner

Description

From Academy Award (R)-nominee Hiromasa Yonebayashi - animator on Studio Ghibli masterpieces Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, and Ponyo, and director of When Marnie Was There and The Secret World of Arrietty - comes a dazzling new adventure about a young girl named Mary, who discovers a flower that grants magical powers, but only for one night. Mary is an ordinary young girl stuck in the country with her Great-Aunt Charlotte and seemingly no adventures or friends in sight. She follows a mysterious cat into the nearby forest, where she discovers an old broomstick and the strange Fly-by-Night flower, a rare plant that blossoms only once every seven years and only in that forest. Together the flower and the broomstick whisk Mary above the clouds, and far away to Endor College - a school of magic run by headmistress Madam Mumblechook and the brilliant Doctor Dee. But there are terrible things happening at the school, and when Mary tells a lie, she must risk her life to try to set things right. Based on Mary Stewart's 1971 classic children's book The Little Broomstick, Mary and The Witch's Flower is an action-packed film full of jaw-dropping imaginative worlds, ingenious characters, and the stirring, heartfelt story of a young girl trying to find a place in the world. Featuring the voices of Ruby Barnhill and Academy Award-winners Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent.

 

"The animators invoke worlds upon worlds in Mary and the Witch's Flower." - RogerEbert.com

 

"Yonebayashi's unwavering faith in the clear values and direct narrative structures of a good storybook energize his rousing entertainment with sweep and drive." - TheWrap